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Open Lecture of Swiss Yodeling and Culture by Dr. Yannick Wey

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Lincoln Hall (Dept of Music), 124

Open University Lectures by Visiting Researcher Dr. Yannick Wey 

(Lucerne University of the Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland)



“Alpine Yodeling and Alphorn Music – Understanding Wordless Song Through Music Analysis”

Tuesday & Thursday (12/3 & 12/5), Department of Music, Cornell University, Lincoln Hall 

(13.30-14.30) Room 149



“Between Facts and Fantasies: The Development of Tonalities in Alpine Yodeling”

Thursday (12/5), Department of Music, Cornell University, Lincoln Hall 

(16.30-17.30) Room 124





Dr. Yannick Wey’s research inhabits the spaces between ethnography, music theory and analysis, performance, and music technology. He has presented research papers and workshops at numerous international, national, and regional conferences worldwide. His research appears in numerous scholarly journals including Analytical Approaches to World Music (forthcoming); Current Trends in World Music Analysis (forthcoming); Roothuus Gonten; and Alpenrosen among others. In addition to his scholarly activities, Dr. Wey is also an avid performer of traditional wooden Swiss horns, the alphorn and büchel, and has performed in numerous concerts and festivals throughout Europe. 



*Sponsored by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Hochschule Luzern)

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Lawrence Shuster


Dr. Yannick Wey

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Lucerne University, Switzerland

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